from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the Bible, a judge of Israel who was the teacher of Samuel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
  • proper n. The priest who brought up Samuel.


Hebrew עֵלִי "ascent"; cognate to Arabic Ali. (Wiktionary)


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